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almug

[al-muh g, awl-] /ˈæl məg, ˈɔl-/
noun, Bible.
1.
a tree, possibly the red sandalwood. I Kings 10:12.
Compare algum.
Origin of almug
1605-1615
1605-15; cf. algum
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  • And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • She has not come to prove him with hard questions, but to repose under his almug trees.

    A Dream of Empire William Henry Venable
  • No Jewish lexicon tells us of almug or algum trees; no Hebrew writer undertakes to describe them.

almug in the Bible

(1 Kings 10:11, 12) = algum (2 Chr. 2:8; 9:10, 11), in the Hebrew occurring only in the plural _almuggim_ (indicating that the wood was brought in planks), the name of a wood brought from Ophir to be used in the building of the temple, and for other purposes. Some suppose it to have been the white sandal-wood of India, the Santalum album of botanists, a native of the mountainous parts of the Malabar coasts. It is a fragrant wood, and is used in China for incense in idol-worship. Others, with some probability, think that it was the Indian red sandal-wood, the pterocarpus santalinus, a heavy, fine-grained wood, the Sanscrit name of which is valguka. It is found on the Coromandel coast and in Ceylon.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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